JMO - Education and Training
Dr Anneliese Willems & Dr Adriana Bibbo
Aims: The aims of the Education portfolio include advocating for all prevocational doctors to have access to protected teaching time and adequate orientation, as well as inherently developing to be both learners and teachers. We are liaising with PMCV and AMA DiTs to expand accessibility to ‘Teaching on the Run’ in Victoria. In the future we hope to assist with the rollout of ‘Learning on the Run’. In a great collaborative effort with hospital Medical Education Units our hospital representatives have commenced the state-wide rollout of ‘Rolling HandOVER (ROVER)’ to improve rotation orientation. The Forum also advocated for increased recognition of clinical supervisors/educators and was delighted with the introduction of a new state and national ‘Clinical Educator Award’ this year.
Two important guidelines have recently been approved: Guidelines for Best Practice Protected Teaching Time and Guidelines for Internship Mentoring Programs. These guidelines were developed by consensus of junior doctors and aim to provide suggestions for further implementation and optimisation of PTT and mentoring programs.
The Victorian JMO Forum, together with MEOs and other key stakeholder groups, have prepared Guidelines for the Orientation of Junior Doctors which will serve as a useful guide in the creation of new orientation programs and also assist in the revision and development of existing programs.
Victorian JMOs nominated clinical educators from regional and metropolitan health services , a total of 7, and a small work group convened by PMCV was established to make a recommendation to the PMCV Committee on the Victorian state winner. Dr Laila Rotstein, DCT at Alfred Health was awarded the 2010 Victorian Clinical Educator of the Year.
VOVERSs (video ROVERs):
To develop a guide for junior doctors and other stakeholders to produce a video ROVER document. A video ROVER document should complement the current ROVER rather than replacing it.